A water powered car you say? Isn't this a fantasy based on some backyard, do-it-yourself wanna be inventor?
It is true that we can power cars on water. How is that possible?
Well, let's ask ourselves this question. What is WATER?
Water is a simple chemical that is comprised of two gases. What are the two gases? Most everyone knows that water is made from Hydrogen and Oxygen. Water is known on the Periodic Table in chemistry as H2O - Water molecules have two atoms of hydrogen for every atom of oxygen. That is, water is 2 parts Hydrogen and 1 part Oxygen.
Now, what if we had a way to separate the hydrogen and oxygen from water?
One of the ways of separating hydrogen and oxygen from water is called electrolysis. This is a process, whereby an electrical current is passed through the water causing the hydrogen and oxygen to bubble out of the water. More information on this process can be found on the hydrogen electrolysis page of this website.
How does this information help us, in our quest to see if it's possible to power a car on water?
Very good question!
As explained in the paragraph above, we now know that hydrogen can be produced from water via the electrolysis method. This is a proven fact.
Many people claim to power their cars on water. What they are doing is using what's called a hydrogen on demand type of system to do it. This system is a hydrogen electrolyser that bubbles off the hydrogen into a tube. The resulting hydrogen goes into a tube that is injected into the carburetor of a car. Supposedly, this burns with the gas and gives the car much better gas mileage.
Cars can be powered on water, at least indirectly via hydrogen gas.
BUT, are water powered cars getting better gas mileage?
I don't know. What do you think?
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